Boxer Mayweather jailed for domestic violence


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The Independent US

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jnr has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced battery, domestic violence and harassment charges.

Las Vegas judge Melissa Saragosa also ordered the 34-year-old Mayweather, who has held world championship titles in five divisions, to complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 (£1,600) fine. The plea deal avoids trial on felony allegations that he hit his ex-girlfriend and threatened two of their children during an argument at her home in September 2010.

Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich told the judge that Mayweather has been in trouble before and has not been punished. Attorney Karen Winckler had argued that the public would benefit more if Mr Mayweather performed 100 hours of community service with children.

Mayweather, who is currently the WBC world welterweight champion, was told to report to jail on 6 January.